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First-Class Pictures: These Three (1936)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers an account of Wyler's first film for Samuel Goldwyn, an adaptation of Lillian Hellman's hit play The Children's Hour — now renamed These Three. Changes in title and content were ... More


The House Un-American Activities Committee: Detective Story (1951), Roman Holiday (1953), The Desperate Hours (1955), The Children's Hour (1961)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details Wyler's involvement in political activities that were organized to protest HUAC's influence over the content of motion pictures and its blacklisting of film artists accused of ... More


Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"

Lillian Faderman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163255
eISBN:
9780231533249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163255.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1810, a Scottish student named Jane Cumming accused her school mistresses, Jane Pirie and Marianne Woods, of having an affair in the presence of their students. Dame Helen Cumming Gordon, the ... More


The Walk-In Closet: Situational Homosexuality and the Always of Desire

Benjamin Kahan

in The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226607818
eISBN:
9780226608006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608006.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter argues that the early history of homosexuality resembles what might be referred to today as situational homosexuality. A history of situational homosexuality relocates the underpinnings ... More


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